Well, here in intern world things are very busy! We have lots of exciting things going on at She’s the First right now. GIRLS WHO ROCK is only 10 days away now! The entire staff is hard at work to make this a huge success!
I thought for my blog post today I would do a little bit of research on why we all have the day off….Memorial Day. What I found out was really quite interesting. The holiday was originated during the civil war to honor fallen soldiers and started off by the state of Michigan declaring an official state holiday of “decoration day” in 1871. Eventually, by 1890 all northern states followed suit and the ceremonies were sponsored by the women’s relief corps that had a total of 100,000 members. That’s right ladies, another one that we helped to start! There are so many things that women have contributed to throughout history that we rarely hear about.
We try to mark famous firsts here on our blog when we can. The exciting thing is that it seems like there are so many more female firsts to commemorate recently. With the gift of education, we are empowering an entire young generation of women to go forward and do great things. On Memorial Day, we remember those who fought to protect our country so that we have freedom. With this freedom, we are able to also fight for what we believe in, what we believe to be right. What I believe is that every little girl should have the opportunity to turn her dreams into a reality. Every little girl should be given the tools, the education, to be able to accomplish whatever she dreams up. This is what we strive for here at She’s the First. There are so many firsts yet to commemorate….so I guess that means back to work!